Mar 29, 2011

Video Conference with the American Art Museum

Today some of the 3rd graders got to do a video conference with the Smithsonian's American Art Museum and learn about "Found Object Art". Here are some pictures from the conference. I really loved it when I had some students tell me that they were going to go home and create a sculpture with objects they would find at home. Hopefully I don't get an angry parents calling me cause their child glued their favorite spatula or comb to his/her sculpture. :)

Mar 28, 2011

Children's Museum in Indianapolis

Every once in awhile, I find a website that has things about art that we don't get to cover in class. I wish we had more time sometimes but, here's a website that I think my students would really like. It's the "Indianapolis Children's Museum". This site has really great interactive games and videos about Glass Blowing/Glass Art!

Smithsonian Museum Tour

3rd grader's are taking a tour of "The Smithsonian American Art Museum" - the subject is Found Object Art.

The Smithsonian has a lot of great "FREE" online tours. They also include teacher and student guides/lessons that are fantastic. Here's the link for the one on "Found Objects":

You can also check out their website and "ZOOM IN" on some of the found object art. My favorite is the one titled "Game Fish". Here's a picture of the art created by Larry Fuente and under the sculpture image is a section of the picture zoomed-in so you can see the things it is made from.
They have other art that students can zoom in on to see what it is made from and view the art up close. Before I zoomed-in on the art, I had students try to guess what they thought it was made from.

Pictures will be posted soon from out tour. The students are all EXCITED!!!

Mar 10, 2011

The NEW Art Room!!!!!

I'm so EXCITED!!!

We finally have our NEW ROOM...Check it out! Being on a cart was tough but it was worth the wait.

The kids love it! And the art work they are producing is FANTASTIC!